Allison Wonderland

Travis Scott Hits Drai’s, The Chelsea Goes Boom

THU 16

It’s here! EDC Las Vegas is upon us! Get things started right with a true house head at Light, where Claude VonStroke will blast more than 15 years of turntable excellence through the speakers. Take a listen to “Barrump” or his remix of Rihanna’s trap banger, “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and you’ll notice that he’s got a knack for bringing out the best drum timbres and fusing them with futuristic and classic tones. And he’s a tastemaker, too: VonStroke is the owner of Dirtybird Records—a label that’s been bringing the best in bass-driven funk, house and techno tunes since 2005. Artists on the label include VonStroke’s frequent collaborators such as San Francisco-based Justin Martin and electronica cohort Green Velvet. In fact, VonStroke teamed up with the latter for his Get Real project. He’ll bring that as well as a hefty chunk of the Dirtybird catalog with him when he hits the decks tonight.  (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., Australian bass goddess Alison Wonderland moves the party from the Speedway to the Chelsea! She’s bringing hip-hop/house producer Valentino Kahn, the eclectic Mija and trap heavy-hitters Stooki Sound with her, so this non-club dance party is sure to be a treat. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Claude Von Stroke

Claude Von Stroke

FRI 17

With so much burgeoning talent in town, your hopes for the future of music should be as high as ever. In case you’ve lost some of it, however, you should catch DJ Sincere and DARKERDAZE at Sky Beach Club. They’re both known to mix tunes from a wide range of genres, so don’t be surprised if he fuses a wild Young Thug banger with a Calvin Harris hit. Emcee AP9 hosts the party. (At Tropicana, 4 p.m., Swedish House Mafia is back, and they’re playing Las Vegas! Well, sort of. Catch two-thirds of the house supergroup in Axwell^Ingrosso at Hakkasan. You guessed it: The members in this duo are Axwell a.k.a. Axel Christofer Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso—two DJ/producers who have crafted respectable careers for themselves after the SHM dust cleared. Brag to your friends that you got to see two-thirds of one of the most respected acts in EDM when they drop “Thinking About You.” Too big for you? OB-One holds it down in the Ling Ling Club. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Travis Scott

Travis Scott

SAT 18

Let’s get ready to rumble! Your all-day bender at Drai’s begins with a tag-team match between two Canadian EDM heavyweights: In the red corner, we’ve got Adventure Club, who, like the life cycle of a butterfly, have evolved from producing hard-hitting dubstep to soothing, poppy chillwave. In the blue corner: Zeds Dead whose eclectic discography spans house, hip-hop, dubstep and everything in between. Even though the stakes are low (we have no doubt both will come out alive), a little competitive sparring never hurt anybody. But take it from us: This bout between some of Canada’s finest will be entertaining. Stick around for a set by Houston’s own Travis Scott at Drai’s. The “Antidote” hitmaker recently made contributions to Kanye West’s contender for song of the summer, “Round and Round (Champions).” His autotuned croons provide the perfect contrast as a hook for rappers Quavo, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Desiigner to riff on. See if any of those names accompany Scott onstage. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

SUN 19

Worn out from that crazy match? Hit Rehab. Instead of decompressing and sipping on organic juices, you’ll get a taste of a Flux Pavilion‘s pervasive sonic cocktail. He may have a babyface, but the English producer born Joshua Steele crafts some punishing dubstep and drum and bass that’ll hit harder than those bitter antioxidants. His collaborative EP with Doctor P, Party Drink Smoke, gives us three tracks of speaker-knocking party-themed dubstep that’ll keep our heads banging for years to come. Show up tonight and get your fix to cleanse yourself of those bad chemicals. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 11 a.m.,

MON 20

Hit up Marquee for the unlikely team-up of trance great Dash Berlin and trap producer Carnage. The two acts have absolutely nothing in common other than appearing at EDC together for a few years, so tonight’s engagement is one for the books. Take it from this classic Powerman 5000 lyric: “This is what it’s like when worlds collide!” (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

TUE 21

House heathen Oliver Heldens shuffles at Omnia. That’s right—shuffles. He’s known to bust a move in front of the decks every time he gets behind them. That may sound a bit narcissistic, but we think it’s fully warranted. Those crispy hi-hats and airy synths in his collaboration with Chocolate Puma, “Space Sheep,” are just so groovy, we don’t blame him for busting a move. Check out his moves tonight, then show him some of your own. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

WED 22

As journalists, we’re told to avoid slander to keep a good rep. The Society of Professional Journalists has yet to say anything about OC trap duo Slander, though. The act consisting of Derek Anderson and Scott Land created a new genre called “heaven trap” that highlights the contrast of heavy drums with melodic synths. If you see us turning up to “Vanguard” at Surrender, don’t tell anybody! (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,